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Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps. Taking zantac syrup, ornidazole. Treatment for symptoms?

11 yrs boy suffering from vomiting (1 episode) and diarrhea(4-5 times per day for 2 days) abdominal cramps was treated with ornidazole and ofloxacin syp(ornof) Od for 3 days stopped 48hrs ago, Zantac syp bd and 2 doses of antispasmodic has persistent dizziness, blurred vision on standing, abdominal pain on and off in epigastric and suprapubic areas, feeling of being tired. What could be the possivle cause of evolution of symptoms
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Hi drrvasudev,
Thanks for writing your query.

It seems that the boy is suffering from gastrointestinal infection and the symptoms seems to be due to dehydration as a result of vomiting and diarrhoea.

Care should be taken for his hydration. He should be given Oral Rehydration Solutions if on examination he is found to be dehydrated.

Antacid like Ranitidine 2-4 mg/kg can be given twice daily along with Domperidone 0.25-0.5 mg/kg thrice daily will help in curing the epigastric pain and vomiting.
Antispasmodic like Dicycloverine can be given S.O.S. basis after meals.
Medicines to be given nder medical supervision only.

Get his stool examined for Routine/Microscopic and Culture/Senstivity and give antibiotic/antiamoebic according to the reports.

Also take care of his urine output.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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